Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Gaming Phone Launched With Up To 12GB RAM

Xiaomi has finally launched the latest Black Shark gaming smartphone in India. It comes with Snapdragon 855 SoC and up to 12GB RAM. Additional features include a TrueView AMOLED display, Magic Press pressure-sensing technology, and Liquid Cool 3.0 liquid-cooling tech. Read more to find about Black Shark 2 Price in India, Specifications, and Features

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Gaming Smartphone

Price and Availability

Price (base model) Rs 39,999

The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 is priced in India at Rs 39,999 for the 6GB RAM/ 128GB internal storage variant. The 12GB RAM/ 256GB storage model comes with a price tag of Rs 49,999. It will be available in India from June 4 through Flipkart.

The gaming smartphone Black Shark 2 is priced in China at CNY 3,199 (approx Rs 32,700) for the 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant. The top-end model with 12GB RAM/ 256GB storage will be available at CNY 4,199 (approx Rs 42,900).

While the 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage model costs CNY 3,499 (approx Rs 35,800), the 8GB RAM/ 256GB storage variant comes with a price tag of CNY 3,799 (approx Rs 38,800).

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Processor octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640 GPU, Snapdragon Elite Gaming GPU
RAM 6GB/ 8GB/ 12GB
Internal Storage 128GB/ 256GB (expandable up to 512GB)
Display 6.39-inch, AMOLED, full-HD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels), 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 403ppi, 108.9% DCI P3 color gamut, 60,000:1 contrast ratio
OS Android 9.0 Pie
Primary (Rear) Camera Dual (48MP + 12MP) with flash
Front Camera 20MP
Battery 4,000mAh
Dual SIM Yes

The Black Shark 2 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor along with Adreno 640 GPU and up to 12GB RAM. Additionally, it comes with Snapdragon Elite Gaming graphics processing technology and a Liquid Cool 3.0 liquid-cooling technology (touted to increase the heat dissipation by 20 times).

The gaming handset comes with 128GB and 256GB internal UFS 2.1 storage options. The dual rear camera setup uses a 48-megapixel primary sensor (f/1.75 aperture) and a 12-megapixel secondary sensor (f/2.2 aperture). It supports 2x optical zoom.

For selfies and video calling, the handset sports a 20-megapixel front camera with an f/2.0 aperture. It is backed by a 4,000mAh battery.

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  • Snapdragon Elite Gaming GPU
  • Liquid Cool 3.0 liquid-cooling tech
  • Magic Press pressure-sensing tech
  • 48MP camera sensor
  • Android 9.0 Pie OS
  • 4G VoLTE
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth v5.0
  • Dual-frequency GPS
  • USB Type-C port
  • Dual-SIM
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Two color options

The Black Shark 2 runs Android 9.0 Pie operating system. Connectivity options on the device include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, and USB Type-C port.

The dual-SIM smartphone features a 6.39-inch AMOLED display with full-HD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels) resolution, a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and a pixel density of 403ppi. It also comes has 108.9-percent DCI P3 color gamut and a contrast ratio of 60,000:1.

The Black Shark 2 comes with a Magic Press pressure-sensing technology (similar to Apple’s 3D touch) that enables customizes pressure sensitivity on the display to offer enhanced control. The touch response time on the display is low as 43.5 milliseconds.

Additionally, the gaming smartphone sports an in-display fingerprint sensor and dual-frequency GPS. Other sensors include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, and magnetometer.

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Gaming Phone Launched With Up To 12GB RAM

The new handset sports an X-shaped antenna design layout and measures 163.61 x 75.01 x 8.77mm. It comes in Shadow Black and Frozen Silver color options. The stereo audio comes with artificial intelligence (AI)-based noise reduction and anti-howling sound experience.

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